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Neighborhood Resilience Initiative

The resilience initiative is a partnership between the City and County of San Francisco 's Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), San Francisco State University 's Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE) to address critical issues defined by residents living in San Francisco's neighborhoods. Founded in 2009, the initiative is an alliance of academic and governmental organizations whose mission is to partner with neighborhood stakeholders as they design and implement community resilience strategies. By streamlining access to their academic assets and deploying them in a tactical manner in alliance to community driven planning process, this partnership is able to achieve cumulatively stronger outcomes for the neighborhoods they engage. Academic partners provide essential technical support for the Empowered Communities Program (ECP) and its toolkit. 


ENGAGED LEARNING ZONES (ELZ)

Engaged Learning Zones are multi-year, place-based projects that focus university resources on a specific community in order to increase their leadership capacities.

The CSL Program supports Faculty, Students and Community Partners

Our first ELZ in District 11 enjoys strong support from San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos's office and the Mayor's Office of Housing/ Community Development. CSL students mapped local resources; interviewed stakeholders to help identify short and long term needs, and then supported the development and implementation of plans that can help build a more vibrant, economically robust, and socially inclusive City. Read more about the work we have been doing in D11 and D3 in the document below.

The Table of Contents and Executive Summary of our 46-page ELZ report is available in the pdf below.To receive a full pdf copy of the Report, please email Jen Gasang at jlgasang@sfsu.edu

Spring 2013, ICCE developed a Community Action Guide in order to help others who may not have experience in community-building duplicate some of the methods we used to build awareness for action and advocacy in their communities. Since each institution, program, and/or neighborhood has its own characteristics, the Guide is meant to offer fundamental instructions only. We hope that university/community partnerships such as the ones SF State has established and cultivated will add to the body of knowledge about what it means to be an engaged university.


AY 2017-18 Community Resilience Interns

  • Eunice Kim: College of Health & Social Sciences. MPA candidate
  • Neftali Rubio-Mills: College of Health & Social Sciences. MPA candidate
  • Lea Troeh: College of Health & Social Sciences. MPA candidate

Current Positions of Past Interns & Graduate Assistants

NAME

YEAR

MAJOR

CURRENT POSITION

Celia Moreno              2016-2017                             Political Science  
Rafaela Bradvica              2016-2017                             International Relations, MA  
Nico Popowich              spring 2017                                             MPA  
Tre Allen              spring 2017                                             MPA Deputy Program Manager, NEN, SF City Administrator's Office

Shana Love

2015-2016

MPA

Community and Recruitment Manager, CORO Northern CA

Sarah Heady

2016

MFA

Senior Grants Writer, California Institute of Integral Studies

Homa Ahmed

2015-16

International Relations, MA

NA

Trevor Cook

2015-16

MPA

Program Coordinator, Assist International

Jill Huinder

2015-16

Natl. Park & Tourism Management

Program Development and Researcher

Indigenous People Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative

Amanda Trescott

2015-16

MPA

Management Fellow, San Mateo County, CA

Jeffrey Thorsby

2015

MPA

Analyst, Nevada County Health & Human Services Agency

Matt Channing

2014

MPA

Administrative Intern, Oakland, CA

Kristin Barrera

2014

MPA

Management Fellow, LEAP Institute, San Mateo County, CA

David Prigge

2012

MS, Geography

NA

Alicia Pisani

2011-13

USP, BA

NA

Charles MacNulty

             2011-12

                                         MPA

Program Development and Data Specialist, Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development

Kevin Holt

2011-12

MS, Counseling

ESL / TOEFL Teacher & International Student Counseling Specialist, The Ardmore Group, Inc

Erin Campion

2011-12

MA, English Composition

Corporate Communications Manager, Recology

Luis Figueroa

2011-12

Political Science, BA

Director, Regional & Community Engagement, Teach for America

Lorelei Penera

2011

MPA

Account Manager & Research Assistant, ICF International

Holly Szafarek

2010-11

MPA

Project Manager, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Erin Lingren

2010-11

MPA

Grants Manager, Pacific Foundation Services

Samantha Roxas

2010-11

International Relations, BA

Senior Legislative Aide, City County SF

Amee Walden Bearne

2010-11

Political Science, BA

Community Programs Director, CHEER (Community Health & Empowerment through Education and Research)

Christopher Zepeda

2010

English Literature, MA

NA

Ben Linzer

2009-11

Organizational Communication, MA

Lecturer, SF State University & Consultant, Linzer Coaching

Michael Kasian

2009-11

Communication Studies, MA

Editor, Healthline Media

Brett Greenbaum

2009-10

MBA

Social Media Manager, Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau

Doris Barone (Padilla)

2009-11

MPA

Emergency Services Coordinator, Department of Emergency Management, City and County of San Francisco, CA

Mei Lin Huang

2009-11

Dietetics, BS

Outreach Specialist for Go Folic! Project at San Francisco Department of Public Health


We greatly acknowledge the following organizations for their significant support in making this program possible:

Microsoft LogoTeam Rubicon - Bridge the gap logoWalter & Elise HAAS Fund logoCampus CompactCSU Chancellor's Call to Service Initiative